RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

Training modules

Module 1: Introduction to the ROOT

This module is relevant for all users, it covers: 

  • What is ROOT? 
  • Navigating the ROOT

Module 2: Direct data entry

This module is designed for those using the 'direct data entry' method of recording TOMs in the ROOT only. This means that you will be entering TOMs for each service user directly into the ROOT. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, contact the person leading on this in your organisation, it covers: 

  • Adding a patient 
  • Adding an episode of care
  • Editing and deleting a rating 

For information about entering data about individuals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, please click here.


Module 3: Uploading data

This module is for services who are uploading their data to the ROOT. If you are using the 'direct data entry' method (Module 2), you do not need to complete this module. Proceed directly to Module 4. It covers:

  • Uploading a data file
  • Column mapping
  • Previewing your import



Module 4: Generating reports

This module is relevant to all users and is split into four. It covers: 

  1. Generating reports for individual service users
  2. Generating service-level (aggregated) reports: general and quarterly
  3. Generating service-level (aggregated) reports: AAC ere 
  4. Generating reports using the old report viewer*
    *Please note: Once the new-style reports have been fully developed and tested, the old-style reports, along with this guidance, will be removed


Module 5: Admin functions 

This module is only relevant for those with admin rights. This guide covers the full range of admin functions currently available, including:

  • Adding and removing users at your service from the ROOT 
  • Generating admin reports
  • Setting up 'user defined'/custom fields 

Users with admin rights can access this module by selecting 'Training Module: Admin Functions' from the Admin menu above. 



Any questions?

Please let us know if you have any queries or questions about using the ROOT. For all enquiries, please contact root@rcslt.org

We welcome any feedback on these training resources. 

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